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Re: Klingon translation

Michael Everson (

On 26 Jun 2009, at 16:59, Steven Boozer wrote:

> {qat}  "wrap, encase" (v.)

*sigh* only in the K-E half of TKD.

> {ngup} "cape" (n.)


> {mop}  "robe" (n.)

Maybe nicer.

> {'ev}  "area northwestward, area towards the northwest" (n.)
> Not exactly north, but it'll do.  Klingons have only three cardinal  
> directions:
> 'ev
>   \
>    \______ chan
>    /
>   /
> tIng

That's cool. Where are those words from?

> ghunchu'wI':
>> The "Who is stronger than whom" question is an idiom that doesn't
>> necessarily transfer into Klingon anyway. If you really need the most
>> literal translation, try {'Iv HoS law' latlh HoS puS} instead. I  
>> think
>> the simplest and most direct way to say it is probably {nIv 'Iv HoS?}
> Or just {nIvqu' 'Iv?}

Except if the question can't be pointed to by 'e'....

Michael Everson *

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